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Forum: Soaring May 20th 20, 07:58 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 30
Views: 152
DG-303 spar issues - puchase?

Cost to get info from the mfr. you can do a yearly, or case by case.....thus "tax".
Forum: Soaring May 18th 20, 08:17 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 8
Views: 71
music video from 1998

Wanderer or Wayfarer? I had something similar decades ago....
Forum: Soaring May 17th 20, 02:28 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 8
Views: 35
FAA Wings Saftey Program

I have done a number of webinars with an iPad and Safari with no issues.....
Forum: Soaring May 15th 20, 07:29 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 7
Views: 65
A somewhat different perspective on germs.

Yes, GC was (passed away a number of years ago) a comedian.....look up his name and "7 words..." (not work safe).... in part, I agree with him.....minor germ hits keeps your immune system...
Forum: Soaring May 15th 20, 06:58 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 28
Views: 111
Guidelines or formulas for how much water to dump in narrow or weakthermal racing?

Mostly ASW ships....but if the water load is keeping you from making climbs....dump water until you climb.
Consideration is....are you in a soft area with better later lift?
Yes.....do enough dump...
Forum: Soaring May 11th 20, 11:52 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 15
Views: 106
tow vehicles?

In general, I agree.......
Long/low/heavy/long wheelbase are good traits.
Thus I bought a 1998 Legacy GT wagon new....
Biggest thing I towed with that car....ASK-21 (Cobra trailer?) a couple hundred...
Forum: Soaring May 11th 20, 11:45 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 164
Views: 716
Fatal Towplane Accident 5-9-20

Ummmm.......later post mirrors my post here......
Our club does low tow predominantly.....but we teach both (I am an ex CFIG....didn't do a renewal years ago because of work travel)...,
Dufis on the...
Forum: Soaring May 11th 20, 11:26 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 51
Views: 419
Soaring Contest and Coronavirus

Yep....tried to stay away......depends on where you are.....
Me...sorta "ground zero" in NY metro area...

Sucks.

"East bum fork" other US/world...different animal.....

I have family and friends...
Forum: Soaring May 5th 20, 09:35 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 100
Views: 934
How About Story Time

LOL.....I won't name site...but decades ago I was at a club site (I was a member of) and wanted to take my son on a flight in club -21....
I was informed I needed a quorum of onsite staff and then a...
Forum: Soaring May 5th 20, 09:25 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 70
Views: 320
Bailout and survival kit

Yep, caught that, got a chuckle as well....like "bucket of steam" or "left handed smoke shifter" back in Scouts....

No, I have minimum stuff when XC flying, then again, usually in cell range in the...
Forum: Soaring May 5th 20, 05:31 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 14
Views: 95
Condor 2 Bug?

Some trims are a lever on the cockpit side, some are a lever alongside the stick...usually have to map a different control in any simulator for the function to work.....thus, different mapping for...
Forum: Soaring May 3rd 20, 02:49 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 16
Views: 125
Forum: Soaring April 27th 20, 09:14 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 75
Views: 421
COVID-19 Operational Considerations

I live in NJ, I fly in NY.....our club hasn't flown yet this season.....sooo....does that make us pussies as well?
Ehhh....not worth the fight, likely not even worth the post....but the post is...
Forum: Soaring April 27th 20, 06:39 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 10
Views: 84
mecaplex window

I believe differences.....thus make, model, tint or not, etc....goes a long way.
Also location, shipping can add a lot....
Forum: Soaring April 27th 20, 06:37 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 75
Views: 421
COVID-19 Operational Considerations

Not picking on you...sorta seemed to be a good place to copy/quote.....:-)

PS....heard about family, knew coming, condolences......will chat later.


Back on topic.....NY Metro area.....mass transit...
Forum: Soaring April 27th 20, 06:30 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 31
Views: 243
Flarm picking up my transponder

No slight on you Dave, "to err is human, to truly 'F up' requires a computer".
So states a "beta boy" from my old company I worked for. I worked company field service, thus got beta releases....our...
Forum: Soaring April 25th 20, 10:14 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 100
Views: 934
How About Story Time

If nothing else...since I was crew and other stuff back then....WTF you saying????

I was normally crew back then, heard many things...can't say I ever heard what you're proposing...

Yes, sitting...
Forum: Soaring April 21st 20, 08:12 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 1
Views: 62
Live airshow online today

Thanks a lot for the post....not sure I will have access during the event...
Forum: Soaring April 20th 20, 08:10 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 2
Views: 47
Canopy Pressure gas springs

For any application, ambient temp has an impact on function.
Example, wife's car, cool days (older gas struts), opening (rear hatch or hood) would slowly close to a point, then slam shut.
Warm/hot...
Forum: Soaring April 20th 20, 08:01 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 20
Views: 202
Flight review

Check FAA.gov, I believe they have extended recerts due to recent virus stuff.....
Yes, wings points cover part of the "BFR"...
Forum: Soaring April 20th 20, 07:59 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 100
Views: 934
How About Story Time

Yep, I usually get "fruit punch" (sorta red) for Gatorade.....so I don't mix bottles.....BTW, earlier Gatorade had a "wide mouth" top, also a full US quart, not the new smaller capacity.....easier to...
Forum: Soaring April 20th 20, 06:04 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 23
Views: 158
Canopy tinting

My thoughts....FWIW.,,.plastic canopy....tinting.....most solutions are for glass surface.,..we're dealing with plastic....
For the cost of a new canopy (parts and labor plus downtime and shipping...
Forum: Soaring April 20th 20, 02:44 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 42
Views: 360
Bad Aviation Films

1982, Clint Eastwood, Firefox.....poor airplanes but very close to he book which I read.
Forum: Soaring April 19th 20, 12:50 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 78
Views: 479
Favorite Aviation Films

Just watched Fail Safe again last night.

Lots of good suggestions listed.

What about Sun ship game, Fine day of Soaring, Cloudstreet?
Forum: Soaring April 18th 20, 11:06 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 4
Views: 51
Condor website down ?-want to use Oudie with Condor

Sooo....the site took Viagra?....LOL.....
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